Rolling Bearings: Terminology
To better understand frequently used bearing terms, definitions are provided below and explained with the help of drawings. A detailed collection of bearing specific terms and definitions can be found in ISO 5593:1997: Rolling bearings - Vocabulary.
Cylindrical roller bearing
Four-point contact ball bearing
Shaft abutment shoulder
Radial shaft seal
Housing bore diameter
Following terminology is used for the different parts of a rolling bearing.